Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society

About the center

The Banta Center is the University of Redlands forum for conversation, inquiry, and debate on ethics as the foundation for excellence in individual and organizational decision-making.

Banta Center programs overview

Our programs recognize the importance of ethical thinking and behavior for a healthy and successful professional life. Through our lecture series, we bring together practitioners, scholars, and students from diverse industries and disciplines to discuss how ethics can be best practiced. We promote student achievement in ethics and community service through the Walker Ethics Awards and Banta Community Service Awards. We also sustain curricular and scholarly initiatives in ethics through research assistantships and faculty and conference support. Finally, we engage our local community through our outreach activities and programs.

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Center resources

The Banta Center houses a number of important textbooks, casebooks, and resources related to business ethics, law, leadership, and corporate social responsibility. These resources are located in the Banta Center's private library in Hornby Hall, Room 215. Much of our private collection is available to faculty, students, and guests for use according to our publication borrowing agreement.

Our beginnings

The Banta Center was endowed in 2006 by David Banta ’63, founder of Banta Asset Management, LP, and his wife, Stephanie Beale Banta ’63. The Center is a testament to their compassionate and sensitive understanding of the role of ethics in contemporary business, as well as their commitment to fostering continued personal and professional growth at Redlands.